Definitions for: Strange

[adj] not at ease or comfortable; "felt strange among so many important people"
[adj] not known before; "used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"
[adj] being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
[adj] being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "moved to a strange country"

Webster (1913) Definition: Strange, a. [Compar. Stranger; superl. Strangest.]
[OE. estrange, F. ['e]trange, fr. L. extraneus that is
without, external, foreign, fr. extra on the outside. See
Extra, and cf. Estrange, Extraneous.]
1. Belonging to another country; foreign. ``To seek strange
strands.'' --Chaucer.

One of the strange queen's lords. --Shak.

I do not contemn the knowledge of strange and divers
tongues. --Ascham.

2. Of or pertaining to others; not one's own; not pertaining
to one's self; not domestic.

So she, impatient her own faults to see, Turns from
herself, and in strange things delights. --Sir J.

3. Not before known, heard, or seen; new.

Here is the hand and seal of the duke; you know the
character, I doubt not; and the signet is not
strange to you. --Shak.

4. Not according to the common way; novel; odd; unusual;
irregular; extraordinary; unnatural; queer. ``He is sick
of a strange fever.'' --Shak.

Sated at length, erelong I might perceive Strange
alteration in me. --Milton.

5. Reserved; distant in deportment. --Shak.

She may be strange and shy at first, but will soon
learn to love thee. --Hawthorne.

6. Backward; slow. [Obs.]

Who, loving the effect, would not be strange In
favoring the cause. --Beau. & Fl.

7. Not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced.

In thy fortunes am unlearned and strange. --Shak.

Note: Strange is often used as an exclamation.

Strange! what extremes should thus preserve the
snow High on the Alps, or in deep caves below.

Strange sail (Naut.), an unknown vessel.

Strange woman (Script.), a harlot. --Prov. v. 3.

To make it strange.
(a) To assume ignorance, suspicion, or alarm, concerning
it. --Shak.
(b) To make it a matter of difficulty. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

To make strange, To make one's self strange.
(a) To profess ignorance or astonishment.
(b) To assume the character of a stranger. --Gen. xlii. 7.

Syn: Foreign; new; outlandish; wonderful; astonishing;
marvelous; unusual; odd; uncommon; irregular; queer;

Strange, adv.
Strangely. [Obs.]

Most strange, but yet most truly, will I speak. --Shak.

Strange, v. t.
To alienate; to estrange. [Obs.]

Strange, v. i.
1. To be estranged or alienated. [Obs.]

2. To wonder; to be astonished. [Obs.] --Glanvill.

Synonyms: alien, antic, crazy, curious, eerie, eery, exotic, fantastic, fantastical, foreign, freaky, funny, gothic, grotesque, odd, oddish, other, peculiar, quaint, queer, rum, rummy, singular, uneasy, unfamiliar, unknown, unusual, weird

Antonyms: familiar

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